I have shared a little about my exercise journey on the blog before, but mostly just complained about how hard it is to eat right, live healthy and get out there and exercise. I eat pretty well, but I never deny myself anything which is probably why I am finding it hard to shift the 5-7kgs that I would ideally like to lose to be back to pre-baby weight. But no pain, no gain right?
Joining a gym was my first step in making a commitment to my fitness – the first real proper serious step in around 7 years! I’ve always been a pretty lazy person when it comes to working out and the last time I was a gym member was 1995! Anyway, twenty years later… all things come in cycles right!? As a youngster living in LA, I would hit the clubs at least 4 nights a week and dance my booty off till the wee hours – I never realised it at the time, but that was my exercise and when I returned to NZ and stopped dancing so frequently (and got loved up and started eating icecream too many days in a row to keep up with my ridiculously high-metabolism-ed husband), I noticed a real change in my body. Boo.
With baby making, baby carrying and breastfeeding being a big part of the last 7 years of my life, I’ve always found a way to avoid getting back in shape since I figured I was going to have another baby and so what was the point – terrible logic I know. But like I said, I’m lazy – path of least resistance and all that!
I am having no more babies. Beau is my final offspring and since he will be two in March, the excuses have got to stop. Hitting the gym three mornings a week has been great, I’ve started to enjoy the accomplishment I feel after a work out, although I have no real results to speak of physically – yet. Or maybe I need to stop eating all the yummy food first!? Boo again.
Anyway… I’ve signed myself up to the Skechers Women’s 6K to make myself accountable and to have a goal to reach in my fitness journey. The course is totally flat so although it will be a challenge to make myself keep moving for 6kms, I know that I can do it. My good friend Aimee of My Beloved Style is joining me and we’re both looking forward to what will be a fun morning event with lots of other lovely women along Auckland’s Waterfront.
We are so fortunate to have been sponsored by some amazing brands for this event – all helping us to achieve our goal in comfort and style and safely. I’ll be back with more in depth detail on each sponsor soon, but for now:
Ezibuy have a wonderful range of activewear and I’ve got some great pieces to show you. Berlei are taking care of us in the support department when it comes to boobies – very important! And last but definitely not least, Skechers have gifted both Aimee and I each a pair of their Flex Appeal shoes which feature a Memory Foam cushioned custom-fit comfort insole and FlexSole lightweight shock absorbing flexible midsole design. Plus, look how pretty!
If you are at all interested in joining the fun on Sunday November 15th at 8am, you can check out the course map here, just to see how easy it is! This event really is an achievable distance which suits all levels of fitness whether you walk or run, saunter or sashay! Skechers have even put together a couple of training programmes you can find here to get you inspired and on the move. If you’ve been like me and finding every excuse under the sun to avoid getting your body back, grab a bunch of girlfriends together, a couple of workmates or your Mum and make this a fun morning. Take it one step further by dressing up and you could win prizes, including the big one: a return trip for three to Hawaii for the best dressed trio!
Every entry receives a goody bag filled with sponsor products and if you are one of first 3000 people to enter online, you will receive a free Skechers Women’s 6k event cap!
Now that I’ve committed to getting back in shape with Skechers Women’s 6K…
Will I see you there??